Did you know there are natural laws governing prosperity? It’s not luck that brings you prosperity, but natural laws that do. If you follow them, you will prosper. I’d never before realized that laws like the Law of Relativity, Polarity, or “nature abhors a vacuum” governed my family’s prosperity, particularly financial prosperity. It’s been very eye opening to me to learn more about how these laws work for or against what I want in life. These natural laws affect me whether or not I believe they do. Like the Law of Gravity. It doesn’t matter if I like it or want it to affect me, it does anyway.
Did you also know that your thoughts have more of an influence on your circumstances than you realized? It’s amazing to me that the things I think about are really determining what I get in life, whether it’s money or something else. You know the saying, watch what you ask for because you just might get it? Or how about don’t tell your child to “not run” or “don’t trip” because they just might? Well, it’s so true. What we focus on comes to fruition unless we change those thoughts. It’s like planting seeds. You can plant lots of seeds and when you nourish and take care of them your plant will grow. If you plant or allow a weed to grow, you can’t expect something better from it. You need to rip it out of the ground to kill it and plant something better in its place.
I’m probably not making much sense, but I hope to write more about what I’m learning in order to make it more clear. It all started when I was wanting to get back on track with our finances (we were in great shape monetarily, but I wanted to keep it that way), so I was reading Janine Bolon’s blog: The Money Muse. I was exploring her related links page when I stumbled across this website: Thoughts Alive. I thought it was a strange title for a website about money, but I felt compelled to check it out. Everything I read told me I should dig deeper. The site owner, Leslie Householder, had written a few books. So, I decided to check The Jackrabbit Factor out from the library. I read nearly every one of Leslie’s pages on her website. I couldn’t get enough of it. Everything rang true to me. It made me realize that what I thought actually had a deep and lasting effect on what I was given or not given. My husband must have thought I was nuts because I couldn’t help sharing what I read. I kept talking about it for weeks.
When The Jackrabbit Factor came in for me at the library, I gobbled it up. I talked more and more about it until I finally convinced David to read it before it came due at the library. He read it quickly, and I was able to discuss it with him and get new insight from him. The book did not feel like it was enough for me. I wanted to read Leslie’s other book, Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help With Your Money Matters, but the library didn’t have it. I felt strongly about buying the Family Time and Money Freedom Home-study Course. I knew it was a chunk of change, but I was confident it would help us both internalize the information and apply it better, especially with my husband’s likely unemployment after Christmas and a baby due at the same time.
We prayed about the purchase and felt right about it. It arrived on my birthday, November 26th. I was so excited to open it and read it all, but alas life throws challenges. I could not look through it for a few days. David and I began reading it together. We got through the first few lessons and got stuck because so many other “things” were getting in the way of completing more. I believe it’s because we needed more time to process the lessons and internalize them before we could move on.
I wish I could say I was able to get through the lessons quickly and easily (it’s a 12 week course after all), but it took me over two years. We had challenges occur which I allowed to set me back and temporarily defeat me. The knowledge I gained from reading and listening to Leslie Householder kept coming back to my mind. I knew what she had to share was the answer to my challenges. Well, I finished the course within a month once I decided I was going to do it no matter what! I had signed up for the Thoughts Alive Mentor Training and knew I needed to complete the course before the training event. That month was not without its own challenges, but I knew what they were–tests–and I kept moving forward despite outward appearances to move into a higher plane of learning and growth…as well as graduating with Honors.
All of the information Leslie has presented has been life-changing, fascinating, and impactful. If any of this information resonates with you, I recommend you look into educating yourself!